Beppu

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Beppu showing night scenes

Marvel at the cherry blossom trees at the foot of a mountain and soak your feet in the public baths formed by natural hot springs.

Like a distant cinematic planet, Beppu is glazed with steaming mud pits and hot springs. Much of the city’s culture and design has grown around these thermal pools, with traditional spas and themed attractions where food is cooked by natural springs. Visit the parks and mountain trails surrounding the town and soak in the steaming spas.

For a glimpse of what the city is known for, check out some of its hot springs, which are known as the Hells of Beppu. Stroll through the pretty gardens of the Kamado Jigoku and relax by the lotus pond. See the steam rising from bubbling water in the Boiling Hell Hot Springs and the Blood Pond Hell Hot Springs, among others.

Many elegant sites have been set up to channel the supposed healing properties of these thermal waters for use in spas. Luxuriate in the hot pools of the Takegawara Onsen and get covered in sand heated by the hot springs. For a relaxing thermal water treatment, you can also try the Kannawa Onsen and the Kankaiji Onsen. Appreciate the scenic vista of the town and the green mountains rising beyond it.

Enjoy a picnic in Beppu Park, which has an observation deck atop a hill. Escape the city with a trip along the innovative Kintetsu Beppu Ropeway that rises above cherry blossom trees and provides excellent views of the city. At the upper station, hike up to the summit of Mount Tsurumi.

Just outside the city, visit Japan’s smallest fortress, Kitsuki Castle, and admire the ruins of Hiji Castle.

The city is in the northeastern corner of the Ōita Prefecture, in southwestern Japan. Drive south from Hiroshima for 190 miles (300 kilometers) to get here in about 4 hours. You can also travel to the surrounding towns by train from the Beppu railway station.

Nishitetsu Resort Inn Beppu
Nishitetsu Resort Inn Beppu
3 out of 5
2-10-4 Kitahama, Beppu, Oita-ken
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $73 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
Situated in Beppu, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Beppu Tower, Takegawara Onsen, and Kaimonji Onsen. Beppu Park and Jigokumushikobo Kannawa are also ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (973 reviews)
"Great location near station and restaurants, convenient free parking, and small but nice outdoor onsen"

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2020

Nishitetsu Resort Inn Beppu
Beppu Kamenoi Hotel
Beppu Kamenoi Hotel
3.5 out of 5
5-17 Chuo, Beppu, Oita-ken
The price is $84 per night from Dec 24 to Dec 24
Located in the heart of Beppu, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Takegawara Onsen and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Umitamago. Hells of Beppu and JR Oita City are also ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (975 reviews)
"Older hotel but the facilities are still nice. On the 3rd floor there is a little souvenir shop, game arcade center and the public bath. The breakfast was average"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2021

Beppu Kamenoi Hotel
Suginoi Hotel
Suginoi Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1 Kankaiji, Beppu, Oita-ken
The price is $225 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 16
This family-friendly Beppu hotel is located in the suburbs, within 1 mi (2 km) of Kankaiji Onsen, Beppu Rakutenchi, and B-Con Plaza, Global Tower. Hells of Beppu ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (934 reviews)
"It’s so nice we enjoying the onsen and very nice dinner and breakfast it’s good we will back again hope we will get soon booking"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

Suginoi Hotel
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GRAND BASE Iolani
GRAND BASE Iolani
3.5 out of 5
4-8 Noguchi Motomachi, \N, Beppu, Oita
The price is $108 per night from Dec 15 to Dec 15
Situated in Beppu, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Kaimonji Onsen and Beppu Tower. Beppu Park and Takegawara Onsen are also within 15 minutes. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (26 reviews)
Good and spacious service apartment with some
"The room is big and comfortable given the price we paid. The location is near enough to Hakata station. Although it is self check in , instructions were clear. But what would be better is that as part of the instructions for the check in to indicate that the manual for the different electrical appliances ..."

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2020

GRAND BASE Iolani
GRAND BASE Beppu Ekihigashi
GRAND BASE Beppu Ekihigashi
3.5 out of 5
4-21 Kitamatogahamacho, Beppu, Oita
The price is $164 per night from Dec 24 to Dec 24
Situated in Beppu, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Beppu Tower and Kaimonji Onsen. Takegawara Onsen and Beppu Park are also within 1 mi ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (18 reviews)
"A very new property, which just opened its door in Dec 2019. The property is equipped with the latest techologies. There is no front desk staff, but the techologies make everything easy and seamless. The room is very spacious with three generously large beds. The dining and kitchen area is functional. ..."

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

GRAND BASE Beppu Ekihigashi
Beppu Rikyu
Beppu Rikyu
3.5 out of 5
6-6 Kusunokimachi, \N, Beppu, Oita
The price is $125 per night from Dec 15 to Dec 15
Situated in Beppu, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Takegawara Onsen and Kaimonji Onsen. Beppu Tower and Beppu Park are also within 1 mi ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (53 reviews)
"A new and wonderful hotel located in a very convenient location."

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2020

Beppu Rikyu
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